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Syllabus of the Subject: Arab League. Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

  1. Introduction to the Arab League
  2. Arab World
  3. Economy of the Arab region
  4. International Trade of the Arab Countries
  5. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area
  6. Relationships between the League of Arab States and other regional economic groups
  7. MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa)
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  10. Case Study:
    1. Orascom Telecom
    2. Etisalat
  11. Arab Development Funds

The objectives of the subject “Arab League” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims, functions, and affiliated institutions of the Arab League
  2. To know the economic profile of the MENA region
  3. To assess the benefits for the member countries and areas of cooperation of the Arab League
  4. To know the Greater Arab Free-Trade Area
The Subject (e-learning) “League of Arab States” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)
  2. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries
  3. Doctorate in Business in Islamic Countries
  4. Course: Middle East (Distance learning)
Student Arab Bachelor's Degree, EENI (Business School) and HA University
Master and Doctorates for the Middle East Students

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Tertiary Education in Spanish Liga Árabe Post-secondary Education in French Ligue Arabe.

  1. Credits of the subject “Arab League”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Sample of the subject - League of Arab States:
League of Arab States

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): League of Arab States

The Arab League, or the League of Arab States, is a regional organisation of the Arab States in the MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa).

  1. The League of Arab States was formed in 1945 in Cairo (Egypt) with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined the League of Arab States in 1945.
  2. Today, the Arab League has twenty-two members: Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria (suspended), Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
  3. The Observer States of the Arab League are Eritrea, Brazil, Venezuela, and India
  4. The League of Arab States is implicated in political, economic, cultural, and social programs intended to promote the interests of the Arab member economies
  5. The League of Arab States is rich in resources, with a large petrol and natural gas resources
  6. The Arab League also has great fertile lands (South of Sudan, the food basket of the Arab world)

The Arab world is a rich compound of many and different influences

  1. Various ethnic, linguistic and religious groups live in the Arab region
  2. The Arabic language and Islam stand for its main cultural characteristics
  3. The Arab people, spread over a huge area, benefit from common links of history
  4. The Arabs (21 countries) consider being part of one nation (Ummah)
  5. The Arab people are united through their participation in the League of Arab States
  6. The agriculture is the main economic activity. The largest food crops are wheat, barley, rice, maize, and millet; mainly consumed within the Arab region, while cotton, sugarcane, sugar beets and sesame are exported as cash crops
  7. Only some Arab Countries have petroleum and natural gas resources
  8. Other natural resources in the Arab Countries are iron-ore, lead, phosphate, timber, and manganese
  9. Saudi Arabia is the strongest economy in the Arab world. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the top Arab economy
  10. Qatar is the richest developing country in the World (Gross domestic product per capita)

The Arab people use the Arabic language. Farsi, the language of Iran, and Urdu, the language of Pakistan and some parts of India, are written in Arabic script. The influence of the Arabic language has been most important in the Islamic Countries. Arabic influence on other languages: Sindhi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Berber, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Urdu, Hindustani, Turkish, Cypriot Greek, Malay, Rohingya, Bengali, Tagalog (the Philippines) or Indonesian.

The Arab League belongs to the

  1. Islamic Civilisation
  2. African Civilisation

The MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa)

  1. The Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine (Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen
  2. North African Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa) has huge reserves of petroleum and natural gas that make it an essential source of global economic stability. The MENA region has 70% petroleum reserve and 46% of the natural gas reserves in the World.

Arab League (Arabic)

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Arab League

Afro-Arab Cooperation

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